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Film About Blind Surfer

Funded By Kickstarter

Yeah I got my inspiration today. Derek Rabelo was born blind and yet learned to surf. It blows my mind that he would even have a concept of what surfing is. Sort of reminds me of the blind guy having people explain color to him.. just doesn't compute.

Anyway, Kickstarter did fund the film this past December so we will be sure to keep an eye out for it. The synopsis is below.

BEYOND SIGHT FILM SYNOPOSIS:

Amidst the small beautiful city of Guarapari, Brazil, Derek Rabelo’s father prayed that his son would become a famous professional surfer. His father named his son after the legendary Pipeline surfer Derek Ho, the embodiment of his dream. Unfortunately on May 25th 1992, his prayer seemed unanswered when Derek was born blind. Seventeen years later, Derek decided that despite his blindness he still wanted to surf and that he wanted to surf Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Through the encouragement of his parents, best friend, and surf coach, Derek embarked on a three-year journey of grueling mental, physical and spiritual training. Join Derek as he perseveres towards his goal of surfing Pipeline and along the way inspires the best surfers in the world including Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Laird Hamilton, Tom Curren, Damien Hobgood, Adriano de Souza, Jadson Andre, Taj Burrow, Joel Parkinson, Makua Rothman, Derek Ho, Lakey Peterson, Coco Ho, and the entire surfing world. You will learn from Derek’s story that the best journeys in life are walked by faith, and not by sight.

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